Microsoft rewards schools for the transition to Windows 8
New Microsoft initiative provides prize money for schools that have moved from Windows XP to modern Windows 8/8.1. In particular, Opua School in New Zealand, in which only 100 students, has received $ 15,000 for his decision to choose devices running Windows 8 and 8.1, including tablets, the Dell Venue Pro and computers «all in one» Dell XPS.
The award is given as part of the campaign the software giant aimed at schools and universities in New Zealand. The aim is to stimulate educational institutions to make the necessary for Microsoft migrating from Windows XP to Windows 8.1, reports TechDay.
According to Microsoft, some customers in the education sector don’t even know which version of the Windows operating system work. The company urges these users to consult with her to get help on how to upgrade to newer and more secure platform.
Microsoft spokesman in New Zealand said that Windows XP no longer meets the standards of modern education, which requires the use of tablets and touch screens. Currently, however, 13-year-old OS still running on 25% of desktop computers in the world.